Jimmy Carter Praises George W. Bush’s Assistance To Africa

AP

Former President Jimmy Carter praised the work of George W. Bush in Africa at the Bush library dedication in Dallas, Texas on Thursday.

“As has already been mentioned, he increased his assistance to Africa until the time he went into office to more than $90 billion,” Carter said. “That’s an increase of 640%. That is development assistance. He established a program. There was 6,000 people being treated for HIV. Two million when he left office. At this new institute he has a program called pink ribbon and red ribbon.

He added: “That is something that is dear to my heart and I know means a lot to millions of people in africa. I am filled with admiration for you and deep gratitude for you. Thank you very much.”

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